The following is a Copy (re-typed to post) of a Letter that was Issued at a ceremony in June 1966 and then re-issued to members of Troop C on 3 February 1967.
The copy of this letter was sent to the web site By Sp/5 Jack Reed.
3D SQUADRON 4th CAVALRY
3D BDE TF, 25th INF DIV
AVDC-C-CAV††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† ††††††††††††††††††3 February 1967
†† Wearing of the black Beret
TO: †††††††††† Whom it may concern
††††††††††† The bearer of this letter is authorized to wear the black beret by Colonel James A. Shanahan, Commanding Officer, 3d Brigade Task Force, 25th Infantry Division.
†The black beret, which is the ARVN armored forces official headgear, was awarded to Troop C, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, as a symbol of the esteem and friendship which the Republic of Vietnam and itís armored fighting forces hold for the efforts of this troop and its participation in the cause of freedom.
††††††† ††††††††††††††††JOHN P. IRVING III
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CPT†††††††††††† ††††Armor†††††††††††††